"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Gilbert White 300 Celebrate Gilbert White's 300th birthday on 18th July with online events. See: http://www.gw300.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/   Rev. Gilbert White of Selborne was the first to describe the noctule bat and may have cared for a brown long-eared.
    Posted by N K
  • Bat Skills Workshops The Bat Conservation Trust is offering a series of bat skills online workshops in the next few days.  There will be an introductory bat detector workshop on Wednesday 20th May and a Big Bat Skills Event on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd May.  All the details are on the BCT's website, where you can sign up for as many workshops as you like.  Topics include bat survey techniques (including for trees, buildings and hibernation sites), bat identification (both visual and from echolocation), bat care for beginners and batty crafts, all presented by national experts.
    Posted 19 May 2020, 02:10 by N K
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